Corporate Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in the Middle East

Leading equity capital markets and M&A partner joins firm in Riyadh and Dubai.

July 13, 2014

Riyadh and Dubai … Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Sami Al-Louzi has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department. Al-Louzi’s practice focuses primarily on equity capital markets in Saudi Arabia and other markets in the Middle East and on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Al-Louzi will be a member of the firm’s Riyadh and Dubai offices.

With over 17 years of experience in the Middle East, Al-Louzi has earned a reputation as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the region. He has also advised on a number of high profile mergers and acquisitions and privatization matters in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE.

Al-Louzi represents a number of global and Middle East banks, investment banks, regional private equity firms and leading Saudi Arabian family businesses with extensive business interests. He has deep knowledge of the financial services, securities infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Salman Al-Sudairi, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Riyadh, commented: “We are delighted that Sami has decided to join our team. Sami has a well-earned reputation for his diligence, legal skills and sound business judgment. He is a strong practice builder and he will be a great asset to our clients.”

“Over the years, Sami has developed excellent relationships in the region. His arrival further strengthens our practice in the Middle East, including our focus on advising emerging regional companies on a wide range of corporate matters. Sami is a new addition to our group of Arabic speaking and highly accomplished partners in the UAE and his depth of experience, knowledge and relationships confirm his standing in the legal community,” added Villiers Terblanche, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha offices.

“There’s a lot of energy and dynamism in the Middle East and market forces point to a resurgent equity capital markets and M&A in the region. Latham’s integrated platform and deep practice position the firm well to respond to the increasingly more sophisticated and cross-border legal needs of companies and financial institutions in the region,” said Al-Louzi.

Al-Louzi joins Latham & Watkins from Vinson & Elkins. He graduated from the University of Jordan in 1993 and received his LLM from King’s College in London in 1995. 

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Notes to Editors
Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.

Salman Al-Sudairi, Office Managing Partner, Riyadh +966.11.207.2515
Villiers Terblanche, Office Managing Partner, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha +971.2.813.4848



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